Howard University Protest Ends After Resolution Reached 34 Days Later
In SummaryHoward University students have ended their protest over inhumane housing conditions, among other things, after finally coming to an agreement with the administration.
Howard University students have officially reached a resolution with administration and ended the Blackburn Takeover, a move that comes after 34 days of protesting apparent inhumane living conditions.
While the specific terms of the agreement are confidential, it was said in a Black Star Network exclusive that the students “courageously” journeyed on a path toward greater university accountability, transparency and public safety.
The protest was led by The Live Movement, a coalition of students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who advocate for education reform.
“After 34 days of protesting and 20 days of negotiations, justice has been served for the Howard University students,” the organization said in an Instagram post. “Though the journey has ended for BlackburnTakeover, TheLiveMovement mission has just begun. There is a historic divide between HBCU students and their administration, which means our work is far from over.”
For weeks, Howard students besieged the Blackburn Center, demanding better dormitory conditions for incoming freshmen rather than the rat, mold, roach and mushroom infestation in the dorms current students claimed to be experiencing. Protesters also demanded past students be included on the board of trustees.
As for where the organization is headed to next, it remains a mystery—but rest assured that there is more to come.